Who do I suit?
Everyone with a garden or outdoor area (e.g. balcony, yard)!
Approx. 30 seeds per packet
This seed packet size caters for the novice, new and small growers, and aims to reduce wastage. For larger growers, chat to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you what you need!
sow.ie is determined to provide organic options for all vegetable and herb seeds we offer. Whenever we are unable to source an organic seed, we offer non chemically treated alternatives, to ensure that we can make vegetable and herb seeds available to our valued customers.
How to Grow Me
Plant seeds outdoors in fine, rich/fertile soil (e.g. compost, and ensure location drains well) that is sunlit. (Ensuring soil is fine is important to prevent seed falling down between clumps of soil and therefore being too deep to germinate)
Ensure there are no stones, weeds and weed roots in soil before sowing seed
Sow seed approx. 1 cm deep, with 3-4cm between plants and 20-25cm between rows if planting more than one row.
Ensure soil around plant is kept weed free - recommend using hands to weed to avoid damaging the part of the plant above the ground (may attract the root fly)
Expect germination to take 2 - 3 weeks (they will start popping their head above the ground)
Carrots don’t need a lot of watering, but in very dry weather water once every 2 - 3 weeks.
As they grow, ensure carrots are fully covered with soil to avoid them going green from direct sunlight
To encourage growth and deter pests, feed every 3 - 4 weeks with organic fertiliser (e.g. dried seaweed fertiliser, sachets available on sow.ie)
Approx. 2 - 3 months
Best harvested in evening
Tip: Don’t let carrots grow too big in soil - they will lose their taste